Learning from others


Lucas A. Meyer


August 2, 2022

How much of what you do is borrowed from other people? When you realized you learned something from someone, did you tell them?

If you come from a disadvantaged background, there’s a possibility that the adults around you didn’t have much to teach you, or worse, taught you self-limiting behaviors. This is not always true, and many people from disadvantaged backgrounds have a lot of support from their family. However, the ones that don’t may distrust learning from other people. When they find themselves in a supportive environment, that’s a serious impediment.

I had to learn how to learn from other people myself. I recently realized that I haven’t told these people what I learned from them. Here’s my list of amazing people, and the amazing things they taught me. It’s not complete yet, and it may never be.

There are a ton of other people that helped me be better. Some I did not include because I still work with them. It would feel sycophantic. Some I didn’t have time to organize how to write about them yet. But I’ll get there!